Deputy Chief of Party
Population Services International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. At PSI, we aim to make markets and systems work at scale and sustainability for those most in need. Social and behavior change is foundational to PSI's work. We have built our approach on more than 40 years of experience and believe that an understanding of the user's enabling environment and marketplace, combined with employing complementary disciplines to better understand human behavior, help us achieve the greatest health impact possible.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
- PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with significant management and international development experience in Social and Behavior Change (SBC) for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded SBC project. The project is in support of the Mission's health sector goal of ensuring that Cambodians seek and receive high-quality health and social services at decreased financial hardship through sustainable systems. The project will accomplish this result through two specific objectives: 1) strengthened public sector systems for oversight and coordination of SBC at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improved ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. The project will work primarily in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria with attention to other health areas, such as family planning, nutrition, water and sanitation (WASH), or other development sectors, as other funds become available.
- The DCOP should have significant experience with management of health projects and knowledge of evidence-based SBC methods and strategies; current global best practices in SBC; and experience in training and capacity building. Our ideal candidate has deep experience with health or SBC projects in developing countries a positive and action-oriented attitude.
- Confirmation of the position is contingent upon award, and the estimated start date is March 2018.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Support the Chief of Party (COP) in providing managerial and strategic leadership to a USAID-funded project focused improving Cambodian's health seeking behaviors in the areas of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Malaria, and Tuberculosis (TB);
- Oversee day-to-day management of the project, including work plan development, implementation and monitoring, budget tracking, and spending projections;
- Provide technical leadership in SBC design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation to align with global best practices, working closely with the SBC Specialist;
- Support COP to coordinate, partner with, and build capacity of key government, private sector, and NGO SBC stakeholders;
- Along with the COP, ensure strong communications with USAID to ensure strategic alignment, collaborative learning, and positive external relations;
- Lead development of high-quality periodic reports in-line with USAID and PSI requirements;
- Coordinate with SBC Specialist and MEL Specialist in the development of a project learning agenda which institutionalizes project results;
- Work with M&E staff to design and implement strategies to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the SBC programming;
- Directly supervise 3 key project staff, ensuring high performance and professional growth.
What are we looking for?
- Bachelor's degree or higher in public health, communication, marketing or related field with at least 10 years of relevant experience in international health programming, including at least 5 years as a member of a senior-level management team leading similar projects in developing country settings.
- Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of USAID-funded projects, preferably in health and SBC;
- Demonstrated skills in effectively working with local governments and ministries, local organizations and partners;
- General knowledge in health subject areas relevant to the award (MCH, TB, malaria, family planning, WASH and nutrition);
- Experience in programming focused on youth and/or gender equity and female empowerment is a plus;
- Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff;
- Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements;
- The successful candidate will be a creative, results-oriented and a problem-solver, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for SBC; and proven ability to produce results.
What would get us excited?
- A Capacity Builder. You are eager to share your skills and technical knowledge with others, and have a track record of working with project team members, government staff, and others to build capacity in management, leadership and strategy. You know not only how to execute high-quality SBC projects on your own, but how to set-up systems and processes to enables others to do it as well.
- A Do-er. You will lead the project team by example to get things done while not sacrificing quality. You are also excited to be a member of PSI/Cambodia's senior leadership team, contributing to the overall growth and strategic direction of PSI in Cambodia.
- A SBC Champion. You believe in the power of behavior change, and have worked on both large and small projects that have used this approach with demonstrated impact. You possess strong technical skills and deep knowledge in SBC that you can and have applied across different health areas. You have solid understanding of quality standards in SBC and can hold your own in a room with other specialists in this area, diplomatically defending unconventional approaches to longstanding problems.